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NewsBeat: Scarampella violin at center of legal dispute in Texas
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KindaScratchy
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February 2, 2013 - 6:35 pm
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From the Los Angeles Times:

A valuable Scarampella violin is at the center a brewing legal dispute involving a musician with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Filip Fenrych, a Polish-born violinist with the orchestra, claims that he doesn't owe $43,000 to a woman who authenticated a Scarampella violin after she sold it to him, without authentication, for a reduced price.

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February 3, 2013 - 2:29 pm
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It may be a touchy subject to some, but I feel the violinist, Mr. Fenrych, is the rightful owner. Mrs. Moore suspected it authenticity, obviously, but still chose to freely sell the item. If she had a contract written about the "what ifs", then by all means I believe she has a valid claim, if not, she is out and probably for the better. A person who did want it regardless of the circumstances and paid a nice agreed upon  price to obtain it.

 

 

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